Gunman with a hatchet attacks Tennessee movie theater; police say shooter is dead

A gunman armed with a firearm and a hatchet opened fire inside a movie theater in the Nashville area Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The gunman is dead and the “active shooter situation” at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater in Antioch, southeast of downtown Nashville, was deemed over shortly after 2 p.m. local time, according to the Nashville Police Department.

So far, it appears one person at the theater was wounded with the hatchet, Don Aaron, a police spokesman, said during a brief news conference outside the theater.

“We believe the imminent threat has been ended,” Aaron said.